Carousel Restaurant

4.8
420 Reviews
$30 and under
Middle Eastern
From of our family to yours, Carousel is the premier Los Angeles area restaurant providing guests with the complete culinary experience when it comes to enjoying traditional middle eastern and Lebanese cuisine. In the Middle Eastern culture, meza (Lebanese term for appetizer) consists of a vast array of small sized, hot and cold dishes, great for sampling and sharing. At Carousel, our menu offers a selection of kebabs to seafood to an array of vegetarian items. We offer more than 60 meza items, ranging from familiar dishes, such as hummus, falafel and tabouleh to more traditional delicacies. Everything that we serve comes from original family recipes passed down through generations. With the supervision of our Chef de Cuisine and co-owner, Mrs. Rose Tcholakian, each dish that is served is sure to bestow the quality and freshness Carousel is well known for. For those unfamiliar to Lebanese food, a helpful service staff will guide you through what is sure to be a habit-forming journey.
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ArifS
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was out first time experience and was very good. Waiter was very helpful and courteous. Food was great also quantity was also enough for a person.

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AshRich
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

It was a pleasant experience the only thing I could complain about would be I had a reservation and I still had to wait to be seated

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Disappointed1
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good dining experience

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carousel is a family favorite and I was sharing it with a friend who had never been. We came for patio dine in service during the Covid-19 pandemic and were extremely happy with all of the precautions the staff were taking to ensure safe dining. All hosts, servers, cooks, bus boys, etc. wore masks, face shields, and gloves (even the staff behind the bar/in the kitchen who were having no direct contact with guests). As always the food was stellar and the service was so kind and accommodating.

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vipRyan
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good Lebanese/Armenian food, outstanding service, a little pricier than most places but you are paying for quality - wish I had dined here sooner

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a birthday with a delicious dinner!

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MaureenA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Parking was easy to find for a Sunday. Food is excellent and the atmosphere great. A bit pricey but worth it. Outside seating too.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Middle Eastern fare. We made a complete meal from 5 appetizers. And incredible desserts.

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Tangerine
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Great food an waiter was great.

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vipNourB
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was fantastic and the food was delicious. Portions are filling. 10/10 recommend and will definitely be returning!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family gatherings, birthdays etc

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MaryL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience3

This dining experience would have easily been 5 stars were it not for the confusion about my OpenTable reservation (it was not initially acknowledged when I arrived; therefore a "no show" notice). The food was very good (the lamb excellent, the frog legs super tasty) and our wait staff top notch. The Lentil soup was a delight and the "small" serving could have easily served two. It's well worth a return visit!

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vipFrequentDiner
Palm Springs
475 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marvelous staff, lovely menu, and beautiful surroundings! Yay!

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DeannaM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was terrific. We chose this for our anniversary celebration, and sat out in the patio. It was perfect.

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vipZoey
Los Angeles
51 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very authentic Mediterranean restaurant with many choices. Our server, Freddie was very attentive. The appetizers are good and varied, The kebee is delicious. The shish kebobs are yummy with the pilaf.

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scpet
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Just a lunch out

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vipZoey
Los Angeles
51 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

for the best middle eastern food in Glendale. The accent leans more to Armenian food, but the same foods are served in many other countries

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vipshopper
Los Angeles
177 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

If you like middle eastern food--Armenian, Lebonese, Turkish, this is the place for it.
The food is outstanding and authentic.

There were four of us and we all agreed that it was wonderful. We mostly ordered
appetizers , and there are lots to choose from. All very good.

The service was good and the ambiance comfortable.
Prices are reasonable and the value is there.

I would highly recommend this restaurant and will return again.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Food was tasty but on the pricier side. Our server, Bassam, was very attentive and helpful for suggestions. I was there for a late lunch and it was still busy so it was quite loud. Also, there were small bugs flying around.

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peterT
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food, great service, we can’t get enough of this place.

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BrendaF
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was amazing and made sure all our needs were met. The food was delicious and I enjoyed every minute at Carousel.

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anahida
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sorry, no pics. I took friends who had never been there. Steak tartar, Muhammad’s, kibbee, chicken/lamb/beef kebabs. All great but if you just order mezzes that’s really the way to go - best. I did not have any liquor but my friends said their martinis were quite good.

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vipNJINLA
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Superb customer service paired with great ambiance and delicious food. Everything was fresh and vibrant with flavorful. I loved that people were celebrating Eid and birthdays all under one roof. If you pull up for a birthday, don’t sleep on the song they play over the speakers for you.

Pro tip: order the grilled Halloumi, an off-the-menu dish.

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vipChristinaM
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to host business meetings or small group seminar. Food is great and service is efficient.

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vipAngela
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

only knocked a star for ambience because it can get REALLY loud when they are singing happy birthday to someone (which happened three times when we were there). great energy, and amazing food...vegan friendly!!!

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vipRobert
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been coming to Carousel Restaurant for many years. It’s without a doubt my favorite restaurant in Los Angeles. The food is delicious and consistent. The service impeccable. Can’t wait for my next visit.

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ArdaH
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great food and service.

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vipNourS
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Best and favourite restaurant for Lebanese food! Very clean and great service.

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Humis
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent customer service, delicious food. I loced the program and the music. I felt welcomed despite not being from armenian/lebanese/middle eastern descent. All staff were welcoming and efficient. Thank you I would come again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Good delish the service always sooo slow and it was t even busy?

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cbgb
Las Vegas
35 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here based on our hotel concierge and since she was Armenian, I trusted her recommendation. The food was great, we both had the lentil soup and cabbage salad to start. It was so yummy. My husband had the lamb chops which were so delicious and tender I wished I order that dish. I had a dish that was one of their specialties and it was flavorful and tender as well. The ambiance is nice and cultural. The service is great, I would definitely recommend.

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JaneyK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's a great restaurant. The service is excellent as is the food. It was a little noisy so that you had to talk loud to be heard. I would highly recommend it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here never disappoints. One of the best places ever. Food is simply delicious, service is excellent. Every time we come, we have a feast. Love this place.

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27yrcouple
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time our party had Mediterranean food, could not have picked a better place. Delicious!

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BernieC
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We went there to celebrate my bday and i couldn’t believe that they charged for the candle. Come on that’ should be part of the customer service. Besides that I like the food and the service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy Carousel. The food, atmosphere are always excellent!!

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vipCharlesC
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A Good dependable place offering tasty Lebanese specialties. Can’t miss with Carousel, whether on business, with friends, or on a date.

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Travelpro
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a very nice dinner with family, service was great and food was fantastic.

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Barr
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

This was my first time visiting this restaurant. I ordered two appetizers - a sausage dish and chicken shawarma (sp?). The sausage was just awful and the chicken, while flavorful, was very dry. I had heard great things about this place being the definitive destination for Armenian cuisine, but honestly it was quite possibly the worst meal I've eaten in a very long time. Maybe ever! I won't be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding atmosphere and delicious Lebanese tabula, fattoush, hommos, chicken beasts cubes(shish kabab, and kush kush. Service is excellent as well.

FAQs

Carousel Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Carousel Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (818) 246-7775.

Carousel Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 420 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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